Servers offline on the 27th

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Sun Sep 25 17:48:14 CEST 2016

Yes, I am very grateful to the Uni of Namur for hosting us for so
long, and to all the people who actually contribute to the xfce
network and hosting infrastructure, so thumbs up!


On 25 September 2016 at 17:20, Jean-François Wauthy <pollux at> wrote:
> Le dimanche 25 septembre 2016 à 13:36 +0200, houghi a écrit :
>> Never knew that was hosted in the country I live in. Neat.
> UNamur[1] has been providing us with free housing for more than 10
> years now and, when they can, they even replace broken parts for free.
> We can't thank them enough for that.
> I think this is the first planned maintenance there requiring server
> shutdown. It is not ideal but I don't think the Xfce project is
> critical enough to require some 99,9% uptime.
>> And no backup? Pity.
> As for the lack of backup, first you need more hardware and a second
> location (which might require money too). Then you need the competent
> people to configure and manage the servers and the additional
> complexity. Finally those people need to take/find the time to do that
> on top of whatever else they already do for the project or their real
> life.
> Instead of your condescending remark, maybe you can volunteer time or
> resources to help the project ?
> Regards
> [1]
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